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The Ant A Fable... Or May be not....


Every day, a small ant arrives at work and starts work immediately without anyone's monitoring. She produces a lot and she was happy.

The Chief of the company, a lion, was surprised to see that the ant was working without any supervision. He thought to himself: "If the ant can produce so much without supervision, wouldn't she produce more if had a supervisor?"

So the lion recruited a cockroach who had "extensive experience" as a supervisor and who was "famous" for writing excellent reports. Now what did the roach do?
His first and foremost decision was to set up a clocking in attendance system. After all he needed that to track the sole employee of the company, an ant who arrived to work before anybody else did!

Next he needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports.

And last but not the least he recurited a spider, who managed the archives and monitored phone calls. After all the roach needed to see where the ant whiled away time .....

The lion was delighted with the cockroach's reports and asked him to produce graphs to describe production rates and to analyze trends, so that he could use them for presentations at Board meetings.

Now the roach had to buy a new computer and a laser printer to produce trendy reports. Not only that, he recruited a fly to manage the IT (Information Technology) "Department" ....

The ant who had once been so productive and relaxed, hated this new plethora of paperwork and meetings which used up most of his time ......

The Chief (who else but King Lion!) came to the conclusion that it was high time to nominate a person in charge of the department where the ant worked.

The position was given to a cicada, whose first decision was to buy a carpet and an ergonomic chair for his office.

He also needed a computer and a PA (Personal Assistant). So he brought them over from his previous department. They would increase productivity and the bottom line by helping him to prepare a "Work and Budget Control Strategic Optimization Plan."

Around this time, the cicada convinced The Chief, the lion, of the absolute necessity to start a climactic study of the environment!

The "department" where the ant works is now a sad place where nobody laughs anymore and everybody has become upset ....

The Chief, the lion, reviewed the charges for running the ant's department and found out that the production was much less than before.

So he recruited an owl, who was a prestigious and renowned consultant, to carry out an audit and suggest solutions.

The owl spent three months and came up with an enormous report, in several volumes, that concluded: "The department is overstaffed ....."

Guess who the lion fires first?

The ant of course! Because he showed: "Lack of motivation and had a negative attitude."

So think, what had happened to an ant, was it justified? Why he was fired...

Who is the responsible? 

Where does the wrong happenings came in to the action?

Properly evaluate and analyze the things for number of times before taking any big decision.


S. Roberts said...

You should realize this whole scenario can apply to government as well.
Two things in life that should never be over staffed but are, corporations and governments.

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PBScott said...

Meetings are where people sit around and talk about those that do all the work.

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